"Flour and Stone's lamington soaked in panna cotta is one of the few legends of the baking game in Australia," says Alistair Wise. "Does panna cotta beat lemon posset in a game of one-upmanship? I'm not sure, but it's a worthy experiment."

You'll need

5 eggs 430 gm caster sugar 300 ml milk 150 gm butter, diced 1 tbsp vanilla extract 300 gm (2 cups) plain flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder   Posset 500 ml (2 cups) pouring cream 225 gm caster sugar 2 lemons, juiced   Swiss meringue 150 ml egg whites (from about 5 eggs) 300 gm caster sugar


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 170°C. Wrap a deep 25cm-square baking tin with tinfoil to prevent leaks, then line it with baking paper. Whisk eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water until it reaches 50°C on a thermometer, or feels hot when you put your finger in it (3-4 minutes). Transfer to an electric mixer and whisk until mixture holds a ribbon (5-7 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat milk, butter and vanilla in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water until it reaches 75°C on a thermometer (5-6 minutes). Fold flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into egg mixture, then add a third of the batter to the milk mixture, beat vigorously, then fold the two mixtures together and pour into prepared tin, spreading evenly. Bake sponge until a skewer inserted comes out clean (30 minutes). Cool in tin while you make the posset.
  • 03
  • For posset, bring cream and sugar to the boil in a saucepan over high heat, add lemon juice and boil for 5 minutes. Pour mixture over sponge and refrigerate to chill (3-4 hours).
  • 04
  • For Swiss meringue, whisk eggwhites and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until it reaches 82°C (8-10 minutes). Transfer mixture to an electric mixer and whisk until cooled (5-6 minutes). Place in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle.
  • 05
  • Cut sponge into 12 squares and sit each on a flattened paper muffin cases. Pipe meringue on top (lightly brown the meringue with a blowtorch if you like). Twinkies are best served on the day they’re made but will keep refrigerated for a 2-3 days in an airtight container.

At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 12 people

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